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Cecil Leonard R Boyce
  
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1908 to 1926
Overall record: +4 -7 =0 (36.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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CECIL LEONARD R BOYCE
(born Apr-21-1882, died Aug-22-1941, 59 years old) Australia

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 page 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Boyce vs A C Palmer  1-0231908QLD chC46 Three Knights
2. A C Palmer vs C Boyce 0-1261908QLD chC53 Giuoco Piano
3. C Boyce vs A C Palmer  1-0381908QLD chC50 Giuoco Piano
4. A C Palmer vs C Boyce  1-0301908QLD chC20 King's Pawn Game
5. C Boyce vs A C Palmer  0-1361908QLD chC50 Giuoco Piano
6. A C Palmer vs C Boyce  1-0501908QLD chC45 Scotch Game
7. C Boyce vs A C Palmer  0-1351908QLD chC02 French, Advance
8. C Boyce vs A Gibaud 0-1271919Hastings MinorC50 Giuoco Piano
9. C Boyce vs W Gibson  0-1181919Hastings MinorC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. G Koshnitsky vs C Boyce  1-0291926Interclub matchA28 English
11. C Boyce vs C Purdy 1-0381926AUS-chC13 French
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Aug-03-11
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  GrahamClayton: "The [Queensland] State championship has been won by C. L. R. Boyce. Mr. Boyce is a strong attacking player, who is apt to produce brilliant games. lt may be remembered that he won the prize for the best game in his tournament at the Victory Congress at the close of the war. He there further distinguished himself as the only competitor who conducted operations in military uniform."

Sunday Times, Sunday 21 March 1926, page 9S.

Jan-07-16
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  Chessical: DEATH OF MR. C. L. R. BOYCE
The death has occurred of Cecil Leonard Rodney Boyce, at the age of 59. Mr. Boyce, who served with the 5th Light Horse during the last war, was the fifth son of the late J. A. Boyce, Police Magistrate.

The deceased was a noted pianist and composer, and his songs, 'Coo-ee' and 'To the Front,' went with our troops to Egypt with him.

He was also one of Australia's leading chess players and won the Queensland championship on several occasions. When demobilised in England after the war he competed in the big Hastings chess tournament of 1919, and, although he was unplaced in the championship event he won the coveted Brilliancy Prize, a trophy for the most brilliant single game in the whole tournament. He leaves a widow and a daughter, Wendy Boyce, of Arthur Street, Teneriffe.

"The Telegraph" (Brisbane), Saturday 23 August 1941, p.2

Sep-06-19
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  GrahamClayton: <Chessical>
"When demobilised in England after the war he competed in the big Hastings chess tournament of 1919, and, although he was unplaced in the championship event he won the coveted Brilliancy Prize, a trophy for the most brilliant single game in the whole tournament."

<chessical>
Boyce finished last in the minor tournament with 1/11, but his lone victory won him the Brilliancy Prize - a rather unusual feat.

Sep-06-19
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  keypusher: < GrahamClayton: <Chessical> "When demobilised in England after the war he competed in the big Hastings chess tournament of 1919, and, although he was unplaced in the championship event he won the coveted Brilliancy Prize, a trophy for the most brilliant single game in the whole tournament." <chessical>
Boyce finished last in the minor tournament with 1/11, but his lone victory won him the Brilliancy Prize - a rather unusual feat.>

It's a shame it's not in the database (instead we have a loss to wrong-answer-to-trivia-question-legend Amedee Gibaud). Does anyone have the score?

Sep-06-19
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  MissScarlett: No luck so far, though I've submitted a game from the event where he was wiped out in 18 moves. I enjoyed the bitch-slap administered by the <Kent & Sussex Courier> of August 22nd, p.5, <Boyce, the Colonial, would appear to be outclassed, not having won any of his first six games.>
Sep-06-19
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  MissScarlett: The <Scostman>, of August 16th, p.5, refers to the <light-hearted methods of the khaki-clad Queenslander.>

To be fair to the <Courier>, its wrap-up of August 29th, p.5, concedes:

<Boyce's win in the last round was most popular. He stuck gamely to his guns all through the tournament, in spite of being obviously overweighted, and it should not be forgotten he has had four years' fighting, with no opportunity of playing chess for an even longer period.>

His victim was David Miller.

Sep-06-19
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  keypusher: <MissScarlett: No luck so far, though I've submitted a game from the event where he was wiped out in 18 moves. I enjoyed the bitch-slap administered by the <Kent & Sussex Courier> of August 22nd, p.5, <Boyce, the Colonial, would appear to be outclassed, not having won any of his first six games.>>

You'd think the Courier would show a little more respect to a man who'd just spent four years battling the Turk on the empire's behalf. Boyce's 5th Light Horse even put down a riot in Egypt before returning home.

<The Egyptians lost their nerve at the sight of the horsemen, and soon most of the leading spirits were in prison, while others at the firm bidding of the soldiers were strenuously mending the broken railways, and generally were as emphatic in their expression of loyalty as a few days before they had been turbulent in revolt. The Australians and New Zealanders formed the great part of the British force employed, and owing to their mobility, their reputation, and their decisiveness, they were undoubtedly the dominant factor in temporarily restoring tranquillity to Egypt. >

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws...

That's taken, incidentally, from the digital edition of the <Official History of Australia in the War 1914-1918, Vol. VII -- The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, 1914-1918>. When you click on the site, the following window pops up:

<Please Note: This website contains images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This website contains war-related material, including images that some people may find confronting and disturbing. View our disclaimer for more information.>

Sep-06-19
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  MissScarlett: In those days, they appreciated the immortal wisdom of <Geoff Butler>: <You've got to be firm with women and wogs!>
Sep-09-19
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  GrahamClayton: <keypusher>
It's a shame it's not in the database (instead we have a loss to wrong-answer-to-trivia-question-legend Amedee Gibaud). Does anyone have the score?

<keypusher>
The score is in one of the Anthony Wright books on the history of Australian chess that I have in my collection - I'll upload it to the database.

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